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Lot# 7265 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 7265 Bulgaria

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    Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (Sept 3): Cover to Dover endorsed 'via Marseilles' franked by 1854 1 d. red-brown on blued, perf. 16, in a vertical strip of three, all tied on arrival by "49" numeral obliterators in black, envelope (Hammond correspondence) also docketed "Off Varna" on obverse, reverse with fair POST OFFICE / BRITISH ARMY double arc cds in black with erroneous dated '4' inverted and JA instead of SP for month. Contents of letter written from the 'Pride of the Sea' (not with the lot): "Varna is in a state of the most extraordinary confusion, everwhere you see the material of war. The shore is strewn with rafts, carts in pieces etc. The large bay is filled with shipping, men-of-war and transports. The Guards and Highlanders embarked yesterday and the Artillery are all at Balchik.". A fine cover. Opinion Todd (2015).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF